Argentina was experiencing an economic crisis, immigration influx, and devolution of religious affiliation before Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis -- but what's going on with Catholics in Argentina today?
'If Argentines don't seize this moment, it is because we are the biggest fools in the world for wasting this spiritual awakening he brought to our churches.'
Buenos Aries, Argentina -- The former archbishop once known for never smiling is, to those from the villa, the same man he's always been.
Buenos Aires, Argentina -- Life in the slums is a far cry from the picturesque backdrop of Buenos Aires, but it's that family life that Francis knows best and those people who touched him most. 1st of 3 Parts.
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Pope Francis was unwittingly thrust into the center of a long-running diplomatic dispute between Argentina and the United Kingdom after holding a sign calling for dialogue over the Falkland Islands.
Caring for all of creation includes paying particular attention to the needs of young people and the aged, Pope Francis told the audience of a Catholic radio station in Argentina.
As he did last August, Francis granted a telephone interview Saturday to a station operated by Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish in Campo Gallo, speaking for just under an hour with Frs. Joaquin Giangreco and Juan Ignacio Liebana.
Residents of Villa 21-24, a slum on the south side of the Argentine capital, hold fond memories of Pope Francis.
A homecoming for the Argentine pope likely to draw attention to key challenges in the region.
Pope Francis' upcoming encyclical on ecology and climate is expected to send a strong moral message -- one message that could make some readers uncomfortable, some observers say.
"The encyclical will address the issue of inequality in the distribution of resources and topics such as the wasting of food and the irresponsible exploitation of nature and the consequences for people's life and health," Archbishop Pedro Barreto Jimeno of Huancayo, Peru, told Catholic News Service.